Varadkar: Aer Lingus/DAA strike will affect profits

Varadkar: Aer Lingus/DAA strike will affect profits

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has appealed to DAA and Aer Lingus workers not to go on strike.

SIPTU workers have voted in favour of industrial action in a dispute over the €780m deficit in the pension scheme shared by the two companies.

It is feared a strike could disrupt services during the climax to the Six Nations, and the busy St Patrick's Day travel period.

Minister Varadkar said a disruption to flights might only make the situation worse.

"Industrial action…will not help to achieve a solution," he said. "It will however severely inconvenience passengers (and) adversely impact on the finances of the companies who are being asked to contribute more to solve the problem.

"The strike will obviously make it harder for them to do so as it will have an affect on their profits."

More on this topic

Whistleblower smear Garda avoids most of legal billWhistleblower smear Garda avoids most of legal bill

Father of garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe passes awayFather of garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe passes away

A man shattered by his political demiseA man shattered by his political demise

Seán Guerin 'needs to explain himself' over McCabe report, says ShatterSeán Guerin 'needs to explain himself' over McCabe report, says Shatter

More in this Section

Michael O’Leary lambasts British Government for Flybe rescueMichael O’Leary lambasts British Government for Flybe rescue

Global shares hit as investors focus on coronavirus outbreak in prisonsGlobal shares hit as investors focus on coronavirus outbreak in prisons

Nama paid €1m in redundancies last yearNama paid €1m in redundancies last year

No sign of significant consumer upsurge: Visa IrelandNo sign of significant consumer upsurge: Visa Ireland


Lifestyle

Keep chomping on those carrots so your eyes will be in perfect working order for that prolonged annual gaze through the keyhole as Home of the Year returns for a sixth series next week.Home of the Year offers a good excuse for a bit of good-natured interiors voyeurism

They differ from the more prevalent oranges we eat because their flesh, and often the skin, is crimson or deep red in colour.Michelle Darmody: The best time of year to buy blood oranges

The annual Members Exhibition now underway at the Lavit Gallery in Cork features 92 works from 72 artists.The exhibition runs until March 7.Under the hammer: Your guide to upcoming auctions

There’s an oriental theme at the James Adam ‘At Home’ auction in Dublin, says Des O’SullivanAuctions: Sale full of eastern promise

More From The Irish Examiner